Forwards, not backwards

By Neil Lupin | 26 May 2021

The world of work has changed irreversibly since COVID, says Neil Lupin, and from leadership level onwards it is time to embrace the physical and emotional benefits of workplace transformation

As lockdown restrictions ease, local authorities are turning their attention to the future of the workplace and of the workforce. Not one single chief executive or HR director I’ve spoken to has talked about ‘going back’. There’s no such thing. We’ve come too far to go back, and to do so would not only be disrespectful to those we’ve lost in the last 14 months but also it would do our workforces the ultimate disservice.

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